Wednesday, 28 October 2009

New Wednesday Paperbacks

A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present, Ellis Wasson (Wiley-Blackwell)
This introduction to the history of the modern British Isles, from the Hanoverian succession to the present day, explores the period’s major events, the relationships between Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland and the development of their unique national identities.

The House of Lords in the Age of George III (1760-1811), M.W. McCahill (Wiley-Blackwell)
This assessment of the place of 18th-century peerage and House of Lords creates a variegated portrait of the nobility and challenges the assumption that the Lords remained a creature of the crown.

Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames, John Titford (Penguin)
This new edition contains over 10,000 surnames and provides an insight into how our names reflect Britain’s past.

Chaucer’s London: Everyday Life in London 1342-1400, A.R. Myers (Amberley)
This study considers various aspects of London life in the 14th century, including working in the city, housing, entertainment, marriage and sex, religion and popular beliefs.

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